Margaret Manny created the first (unofficial) national flag of the United States. The Grand Union Flag was raised in 1776 to celebrate the official status of the newly formed Continental Army by General George Washington, whose camp was in Cambridge. Also known as the Cambridge Flag or Continental Colors.
The Grand Union Flag is offered in nylon or cotton. Each flag is finished with a white canvas heading and brass grommets. Please Note: We recommend bringing cotton flags indoors before inclement weather hits to avoid color bleeding. The cotton flag uses larger grommets so we recommend the use of our Never Furls for hanging with your 1 in. diameter flagpole.